Protecting Your Radius Podcast

Protecting Your Radius Podcast

Welcome to the Protecting Your Radius Podcast, hosted by Nathan Downs. This show is designed specifically for construction trade contractors in the fencing, gates, automation, and access control industry. Each week, we will delve into key concepts for best business practices, showcase and explain the latest technology being used in the field, and create a community of learning and sharing among our listeners. From electronic operators and security products to the latest trends in access controls, we've got you covered. Tune in every week to stay up to date and gain valuable insights for your business.


February 2, 2023 30 min

Today's episode has Nathan Downs and Donnie Lockhart discussing one of the most argued topics online in contractor circles today! Do you take the "old guy" installer and make them your next salesperson OR do you find someone with some proven sales skills and teach them up in the craft to sell? With someone who has decades of experience from the field and decades of experience from the sales industry - this one is SURE t...

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This episode is all about Randy Ward, an Outside Sales Representative for Binford Supply. Randy is a seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in the fencing and gate industry. He started his career with the Clark Whittaker Company in the 1980s, leading into an adventure where he began his own fence and gate company, Viking Fence, in Northern California. His family brought him to Oklahoma and a career working for Gener...

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Today's episode has Nathan Downs and Donnie Lockhart discussing what does it mean to provide Customer Service in 2023 and what organizations can do to become better!

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Our partner for Downtime with Donnie is OZARK WIREWORKS! Ozark WireWorks is built for fencing professionals BY fencing profess...

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Joe Everest is known to the world as The Fence Expert, found exclusively on and social media networks everywhere. Joe's experience goes back in time as a 3rd Generation fencing PROFESSIONAL. He currently owns Ozark Fence out of Springfield, MO - which has been in business since 1955.

Often heard telling people that the age old adage "good fences, make good neighbors" is totally true - Joe's h...

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Donnie Lockhart is a fence builder from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has an extensive background in the industry, having worked for Empire Fence for over 30 years before joining the team at Radius Perimeter Security. Donnie is known for his attention to detail and commitment to quality workmanship, and he has a reputation for consistently delivering excellent results for his clients. In his current role at Radius Perimeter Security, Donnie ...

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This episode introduces Cliff Richison, the founder and CEO of Arrow Fence, FenceTrac and StainTrac. Cliff is a seasoned entrepreneur with a strong background in the fencing industry. He learned much of his creativity and business acumen from his father, Bob Richison, the owner of Empire Fence of Tulsa, Inc. and from observing the success of industry leaders like Eddy Gibbs from Ameristar.

In 1983, Cliff founded Arrow Fence with th...

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This episode features Duane Voss, the founder and CEO of StainTrac. Duane is a seasoned entrepreneur with a diverse background in the military and construction industry. He served in the Army for over 20 years before founding StainTrac in 2015.

StainTrac is a leading provider of innovative staining solutions for residential and commercial clients. Using a proprietary machine and process, StainTrac is able to offer a wide range of c...

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Brett Richison is the founder and CEO of Fencetrac. Brett is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the construction and fencing industry. He founded Fencetrac in 2014 with the goal of revolutionizing the way fences are designed, manufactured, and installed.

Brett's company, Fencetrac, is a leading provider of innovative fencing solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Using a propriet...

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December 26, 2022 15 min

Meet Nathan Downs, the host of the new podcast Protecting Your Radius! With over 15 years of experience in the construction trade industry, Nathan has a wealth of knowledge to share with his listeners. He has held various leadership positions in the fence, gate, automation, and access control sectors, and is passionate about helping other construction professionals improve their businesses and build better lives for themselves.


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